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About LBcruiseshipblogger

MyCruiseStories blog tells stories about adventures in cruising on ships big and small. Things to do onboard and in port. Anything connected to cruising. Also food, travel, recipes, towel animals, and the occasional random blog.

Auckland, New Zealand

Cruising to Auckland The mostly rural country of New Zealand has a big bustling city in Auckland. P&O Arcadia made a port stop there on one leg of a world cruise, docking at Queens Wharf where some passengers disembarked, others … Continue reading

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What’s New on the Vista?

Carnival’s newest ship, the Vista has some features never before seen on the sea. Vista is the first of a new class of ships for Carnival, the Vista class. The Vista is full of things new to Carnival as well … Continue reading

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How to Fold Towel Swans

How to fold towel swans. Photos, video, and step-by-step instructions. Continue reading

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Hits and Misses on Celebrity Infinity

Every cruise ship has some really awesome features, and some things it would be better off without – or maybe just something it lacks. Of course one what one person thinks is the worst thing on the ship another might … Continue reading

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Disney World – Magic Kingdom

Usually visits to areas in the vicinity of ports are side trips to our cruises, but our cruise on the Carnival Magic was a side trip from Disney World in Orlando. Our daughter and her husband are runners and decided … Continue reading

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Tea With the Brits

Afternoon tea is much bigger in the UK than it is in America. We expected more of a crowd at the tea on the Arcadia the first time we went, but then again we went on the afternoon of the … Continue reading

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Malta

The ship approached Valetta, Malta through a narrow channel between two old-fashioned stone lighthouses. Malta is full of historical stone buildings and beautiful old churches. Our ship docked next to a walled city with walls so tall they stood high … Continue reading

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Tribord Easy Breathe Full-Face Snorkel Mask

Anyone who reads my blog very often would know I’m an avid snorkeler. I snorkel any chance I get, which basically means when cruising to warm places. On snorkel excursions I’m always one of the last to come in. When … Continue reading

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Hits and Misses on Carnival Breeze

This post is purely my opinion on the things I liked and didn’t like about Carnival Breeze. Some things that I hate most could be what someone else likes best – particularly when it comes to smoking areas since people … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Decor on the Ruby Princess

In general the décor on the Ruby Princess is suitable for a ship of royal lineage – she is a princess after all. It’s mostly tastefully done in faux opulence without looking tacky. Some of the scenes in murals or … Continue reading

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